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Business leaders step up to plate to meet needs

by Kim Riggs

Charlie and Karen Abowd are always amazing each year as they support the Carson High School football team.

They started helping out the program when their son was playing, and they still provide a great night out at their restaurant to support the team.

It reminds me of Charlie’s parents, who owned the Plateau Seven in San Jose, Calif., and for decades supported San Jose State University’s athletics.

I know both Charlie and Karen would say it’s no big deal, but this helps keeps the football program alive. It also helps children get involved with sports, band, drama and all the other extra activities.

If you like dancing and out-of-this-world food, go to the Adele’s Dinner and Silent Auction. Join the coaching staff in honoring this year’s Hall of Fame inductees at the event as well.

Adele’s Dinner and Silent Auction

Where: Adele’s Restaurant, 1112 N. Carson St.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Cost: $25

Contact: Lori at 882-7207

Proceeds Benefit: All proceeds raised by the CHS booster club directly benefit students

The fifth annual Capital Auto Insurance Golf Tournament is coming up.

It will benefit the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot meals to seniors.

I always talk this program up as more then a nutritious meal being delivered, because it includes a person who is daily checking on and saying a hello to many seniors who have no one.

Come join Jeff Creelman and his buddies at Silver Oaks Golf Course.

Capital Auto Insurance Golf Tournament

Where: Silver Oaks Golf Course

When: 11 a.m. Sept. 22

Cost: $110 per player

Contact: Hannah McIntosh, 884-2990; Jeff Creelman, 883-9020

Proceeds Benefit: Meals on Wheels

If you missed the Brewery Arts Center’s summer music series, Friday Classical Lunches, don’t miss out on the next even it is hosting.

The third annual Jazz & Beyond festival is Friday through Sunday. The free festival includes five performances, 20-plus acts over the three days, big bands, combos and solo performances.

Children’s and family activities are included. There will be theme food and beverages and retail shopping.

Third annual Jazz & Beyond Festival

Where: Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St.

When: Friday-Sunday

Contact: 883-1976 or visit

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